Barbara Wien teaches gender, global security and peace education at American University. Since 1981, she has worked to strengthen grassroots civil society networks for peace and democracy in 58 countries. She has led eight national nonprofit organizations, taught at six universities, and helped spark the development of 200 university Peace Studies programs. She is the author-editor of 23 publications in gender, economics, and nonviolence. She has protected civilians from the death squads using nonviolent strategies for Peace Brigades International. She was recognized for her leadership and "moral courage" for denouncing the U.S. invasions of Afghanistan and Iraq as a U.S.government official. We discuss the march from the NRA, resistance trainings for federal employees, and the state of peace studies in U.S. academia.